Horror & Dark Fantasy

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Editorial: July 2019

Welcome to issue eighty-two of Nightmare!

If you’re the outdoorsy type, our new short story by Simon Strantzas, “Antripuu,” might make your next adventure a little more terrifying. We apologize if you’re too frightened to enjoy that hike or camping trip! Our other original short story, “No Other Life,” by Isabel Cañas, should please both lovers of medieval history and fans of vampire lore. We also have reprints by Seanan McGuire (“Threnody for Little Girl, with Tuna, at the End of the World”) and Cody Goodfellow (“At the Riding School”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Kaaron Warren looks into the weird and disturbing world of ghost photography. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Adam-Troy Castro.

John Joseph Adams


John Joseph Adams, in addition to serving as publisher and editor-in-chief of Nightmare, is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, an science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, including The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World DominationRobot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent projects include: Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Loosed Upon the World, Wastelands 2, Press Start to Play, and The Apocalypse Triptych: The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist eleven times) and is a seven-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine and is a producer for Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.